Highly rated German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld has left Arsenal to join Fulham on a two-year deal with the option of a further year, the Premier League club have announced.

The 21-year-old moved to the Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund in 2012 and was expected to progress into the first team but will instead ply his trade in the Championship with the recently relegated Cottagers.

The Germany Under-20s international, who made two appearances in the Capital One Cup for the Gunners against Reading and West Brom, has the option to extend his stay at Craven Cottage by a further 12 months.